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Asian Ethnology [formerly Asian Folklore Studies]
Number 68, Volume2, 2009
Power, Authority, and Contested Hegemony in Burmese-Myanmar Religion
Guest editors: Hiroko Kawanami & Bénédicte Brac de la Perrière

Introduction: Power, Authority, and Contested Hegemony in Burmese-Myanmar Religion. [177–183]
Kawanami, Hiroko

An Overview of the Field of Religion in Burmese Studies. [185–210]
Brac de la Perrière, Bénédicte

Charisma, Power(s), and the Arahant Ideal in Burmese-Myanmar Buddhism. [211–237]
Kawanami, Hiroko

The Cult of Thamanya Sayadaw: The Social Dynamism of a Formulating Pilgrimage Site. [239–264]
Tosa, Keiko

On the Ambivalence of Female Monasticism in Theravāda Buddhism: A Contribution to the Study of the Monastic System in Myanmar. [265–282]
Carbonnel, Laure

“Nats’ Wives” or “Children of Nats”: From Spirit Possession to Transmission Among the Ritual Specialists of the Cult of the Thirty-Seven Lords. [283–305]
Brac de la Perrière, Bénédicte

A New Palace for Mra Swan Dewi: Changes in Spirit Cults in Arakan (Rakhine) State. [307–332]
de Mersan, Alexandra

Relics, Statues, and Predictions: Interpreting an Apocryphal Sermon of Lord Buddha in Arakan. [333–364]
Leider, Jacques P.



Asian Ethnology [formerly Asian Folklore Studies]
Number 68, Volume 1, 2009

“What’s Written on the Forehead Will Never Fail”: Karma, Fate, and Headwriting in Indian Folktales. [1-26]
Kent, Eliza F.

The Most Revered of Foxes: Knowledge of Animals and Animal Power in an Ainu “Kamui Yukar”. [27-54]
Strong, Sarah M.

National Pantheon, Regional Deities, Personal Spirits? Mushindo, Sŏngsu, and the Nature of Korean Shamanism. [55-80]
Walraven, Boudewijn

“By the Sweetness of the Tongue”: Duty, Destiny, and Devotion in the Oral Life Narratives of Female “Sādhus” in Rajasthan. [81-109]
DeNapoli, Antoinette E.

Local Knowledge Constructed by the State: Reinterpreting Myths and Imagining the Migration History of the Lahu in Yunnan, Southwest China. [111-129]
Ma Jianxiong

Re-visioning Gendered Folktales in Novels by Mia Yun and Nora Okja Keller. [131-150]
Sung-Ae Lee

Review of: Lorie Brau, “Rakugo: Performing Comedy and Cultural Heritage in Contemporary Tokyo”. [151-154]
Groemer, Gerald

Review of: Kunio Yanagita, “The Legends of Tono: 100th Anniversary Edition”. [154-156]
Eubanks, Charlotte

Review of: Kelly M. Foreman, “The Gei of Geisha: Music, Identity and Meaning”. [157-159]
Groemer, Gerald

Review of: Simon Mills, “Healing Rhythms: The World of South Korea’s East Coast Hereditary Shamans”. [160-161]
Pettid, Michael J.

Review of: Heonik Kwon, “After the Massacre: Commemoration and Consolation in Ha My and My Lai”. [162-165]
Bodemer, Margaret B.

Review of: Sudha Chandola, “Entranced by the Goddess: Folklore in North Indian Religion”. [165-167]
Manring, Rebecca J.

Review of: Shankar Narayana D. Poojary, trans., “Epic of the Warriors” (Kōti Chennaya Pārdana). [167-169]
Jason, Heda

Review of: Karl Reichl, ed. and trans., “Edige: A Karakalpak Oral Epic as performed by Jumabay Bazarov”. [170-173]
Jason, Heda, and Shiloah, Amnon